FenderMinerals

Feel the Magic, Discover the Wonder of Gemstones

Texas, United States · 11722 Sales

FenderMinerals

Feel the Magic, Discover the Wonder of Gemstones

Texas, United States 11722 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(5721)

Announcement   Fender Minerals for Crystals Semiprecious Stones Minerals Cabochons Amethyst Pyrite Agates Geodes Quartz Gems Jewels and Gemstones

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree...
~Emily Brontë

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Announcement
Last updated on Sep 25, 2016

Fender Minerals for Crystals Semiprecious Stones Minerals Cabochons Amethyst Pyrite Agates Geodes Quartz Gems Jewels and Gemstones

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree...
~Emily Brontë

COUPONS scroll down to bottom of page

Maryanne and John Fender

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Maryanne and John Fender

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Updates

Diamond of the century
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/06/29/483695466/botswana-s-economy-needs-more-than-diamonds-to-shine
If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. ~ African proverb
African gemstones available in the shop
Enjoy the show - Franklin, New Jersey
http://sterlinghillminingmuseum.org/visitor/schedule.php
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About

Welcome to Fender Minerals offering Crystals Semiprecious Stones Minerals Cabochons Amethyst Pyrite Agates Geodes Quartz Gems Jewels and Gemstones

Welcome to Fender Minerals. Discover why our customers keep coming back for more!

We are totally obsessed with rocks and minerals. We started a small rare crystal and geology lab supply business in 1996 just to "pay for our habit". In 1999 we went full time into the mineral and gemstone business. Our customers encouraged us to go online so in 2011 we launched this shop.
When John's not cleaning crystals he grabs his gear (and me) and heads out to the mines to dig some more. It is delightful to photograph these earthly miracles.

Nothing approaches the quality of a handcrafted, hand polished gemstone. What is the difference? Factory produced stones are cut to maximize the use of the rock slice, hand crafted are cut to maximize the visual impact. Factory stones can have questionable labor practices often using child labor and unhealthful conditions. At Fender Minerals 99% of the gemstones are handcrafted not factory produced. Many of our mineral samples are hand collected by us or close friends without use of power tools or heavy equipment.

Thanks again for visiting, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Birthstones
January: Garnet http://etsy.me/1tyoAV9
February: Amethyst http://etsy.me/1x9mLmZ
March: Aquamarine & Bloodstone
April: Diamond & Clear quartz
May: Emerald
June: Pearl
July: Ruby & Carnelian http://etsy.me/1AnE3xU
August: Peridot & Sardonyx
September: Sapphire & Lapis lazuli
October: Opal & Tourmaline http://etsy.me/17vMJ9V or http://etsy.me/1Gm2CMy
November: Topaz & Citrine
December: Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite and Blue topaz

Handy measurements using US coins
Cent - 2.5 grams, .750 inches, 19.05 mm
Nickel - 5 grams , .834 inches, 21.21 mm
Dime - 2.27 grams, .705 inches, 17.91 mm
Quarter - 5.67 grams, .955 inches, 24.26 mm

If you are a member of a rock, mineral or gem society I welcome information about your show. Thanks!

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Shop members
  • Maryanne Fender

    Owner, Co Owner

    I have been a gemstone and mineral dealer for over 20 years . In addition to my business experience, I have my own personal mineral collection and have mined all through North America.

  • John Fender

    Owner, Co Owner And Founder Of Fender Minerals

    John's love of minerals is infectious. He is a walking encyclopedia of mineralogy and loves to share his knowledge.

Local

Find FenderMinerals at the following upcoming markets!

  • Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show New Orleans

    Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd

    Westwego, LA

    Oct 14–16

    Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana's 46th Annual Mineral Show "The New Orleans Gem Show" Minerals, Gems, Fossils and Jewelry from around the world. Exhibits, Demonstrations, Vendors. We have moved back to the West Bank! Free Parking

  • Houston Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show

    Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy

    Humble, TX

    Nov 11–13

    Houston Gem and Mineral Society 63rd Annual Show More than 40 gem, mineral, bead, lapidary and fossil dealers from around the world. Exhibits, Demonstrations, Expert Identification, Activities.

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Last updated on Sep 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sales Taxes

I do collect sales tax for Texas residents

Shipping

Combined Shipping for the United States. Only pay shipping for the heaviest item ordered. First Class Mail with delivery confirmation. Priority Mail Upgrade is available. Very large items excluded

International - first class shipping with customs declaration.

If it was insured you will need to fill out a simple online form. * Lost for US - 30 business days from shipping. Lost for International - 40 days from shipping.

If you fail to collect, return to sender or give the wrong address you will receive a refund less shipping once it is returned to me safely. Shipping fees are not refundable for change of mind returns

Damage and Seller Mistakes

If I made a mistake I take it back, no hassles. Full Refund. Even with the most careful of packaging occasionally items are damaged. Please send a photo so I can assess the damage

Photo Information

Color may vary due to the calibration of computer monitors. My contrast and brightness are set to 95%.

*I strongly light, either natural or "true light" bulb.

*The photos in the listing are the actual item you will receive.

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New to Fender Minerals?
Use the code WELCOMETOFM for 5% off your total purchase price before shipping

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About the gemstones

We prefer natural gemstones and only rarely sell enhanced gemstones. If the stone is enhanced we clearly state the enhancement in the listing ad.

I do my best to describe all items accurately and will point out notable defects and flaws, however, due to the nature of natural stones I may miss minute flaws. Please do not hesitate to ask

Some gemstones prefer not to be constantly exposed to direct sunlight, please ask.

Please ask about cleaning instructions. Different minerals require different care. Please never plunge a crystal into very hot or very cold water, the sudden temperature change can be damaging